After a brief pause, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the financial services industry has resumed its breakneck pace. Financial services organizations are pursuing ambitious acquisition strategies to secure regional leadership. Industry leaders understand, however, that acquisi...
Apr. 17, 2004 Reads: 21,981
There is a better approach to application development. ClearNova's ThinkCAP offers a faster, easier way to produce business applications that meet schedule, cost, and skill constraints. ThinkCAP is focused on one thing: to simplify and accelerate the development and maintenance of web-...
Apr. 16, 2004 Reads: 27,127
Once upon a time, middleware meant the laborious process of building customized interfaces between applications. Message hubs that sat at the center of the infrastructure replaced these 'spaghetti networks' of point-to-point connections. Messages would be routed to the hub from various...
Apr. 15, 2004 Reads: 42,761
Dralasoft, Inc. announced the release of Dralasoft Workflow 3.0, the newest version of its well-known Business Process Management (BPM) software. Leading the improvements in Version 3.0 is an extensive new SOAP interface that can be used to invoke Workflow Engine as a web service, ena...
Apr. 14, 2004 Reads: 22,620
GraphOn offers cost-effective application publishing and Web-enabling solutions that dramatically lower TCO by enabling access to Windows, UNIX and Linux applications from any location on any platform using ultra-thin-client technology.
Apr. 13, 2004 Reads: 18,663
InterSystems Corporation's Ensemble is a comprehensive integration platform that enables exceptionally fast integration and composite application development. Designed to leverage today's Web and service-oriented architectures, Ensemble offers the power to handle any scope of integrati...
Apr. 12, 2004 Reads: 21,228
Test early. Test often. Like flossing, you know it's a good habit. But if you aren't conducting automated testing throughout development, you are exposing your company to a 'root canal' problem - a software error that will be both costly and painful to fix.
Apr. 11, 2004 Reads: 25,831
Built by Merant, the leader in proven SCM solutions and maker of award-winning PVCS products, the new Professional 8 suite focuses on the unique needs of the contemporary development team: managers, developers, build managers and QA/testing engineers working collaboratively.
Apr. 10, 2004 Reads: 26,661
When you need quick solutions for time-critical projects, vast quantities of technical information from thousands of sources are within easy reach. But getting the right answer is often like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. Information on message boards, news groups, and th...
Apr. 9, 2004 Reads: 21,308
The software industry must mature. For too long we have pretended that software is different, that it is somehow more complex than other manufactured products. This belief is nothing more than an excuse for shoddy workmanship; bugs have no place in the software industry.
Apr. 8, 2004 Reads: 21,609
The explosive growth of Web technologies, and the resultant glut of new information, has fundamentally changed the way in which data is presented and delivered. Companies that have rushed to embrace new technologies now find that users expect Web applications to be vehicles for high-va...
Apr. 7, 2004 Reads: 21,113
If you are reading this Solutions Guide, you are most likely someone directly involved in developing, designing, or managing online applications. So, for you, the needs for J2EE application management tools may fall into the 'preaching to the choir' category.
Apr. 5, 2004 Reads: 20,220
Mobile phones are the success story of the last five years. While budgets are cut across the IT industry and companies are increasingly looking to do more with what they've got, mobile technologies continue to buck the trend and investment in wireless infrastructure and devices increas...
Mar. 29, 2004 Reads: 13,038
IT operations, in whatever form they take, are in a unique position in that they are rarely noticed until they fail to perform. Malfunctions, whether they are within or beyond your control, are highly visible and often critical, and typically must be fixed immediately.
Mar. 29, 2004 Reads: 9,854
Java and J2EE are at a crossroads - facing issues such as complexity and vendor lock-in. Where can you turn for the the productivity, performance, and ROI you've come to expect? Having entered the mainstream and taken hold in roughly 70% of enterprises, Java is the clear winner when it...
Mar. 29, 2004 Reads: 13,438
If the past is any guide, with the help of on-demand platforms the next 10 years promise to change the way we manage and integrate information as much as the previous 10 have changed how we distribute it. The story of corporate information technology (IT) is a very dynamic one.
Mar. 29, 2004 Reads: 10,933
Is a comprehensive, highly flexible service-oriented architecture in your future? Only if the assortment of mission-critical Web services you're deploying now is highly manageable. The use of Web services as a simple means of enabling two companies to do business together in an automat...
Mar. 29, 2004 Reads: 10,337
Since the Industrial Revolution made mass production a mass proposition, the recurring question of whether to buy or to build the technology of the day has remained almost identical. Is it better to buy pre-built technology, or develop it yourself from scratch? Even a casual observer c...
Mar. 29, 2004 Reads: 21,483